Dating after being a young widow
Packing up their meager belongings, Nanny moved to Cedar Town, Georgia, where she met and subsequently married Frank Harrelson.Florine was barely two years old when Harrelson and Nanny hit the road, leaving the child alone in their abandoned house.We have many plans and enthusiasm to keep expanding and making Murderpedia a better site, but we really need your help for this. On the outside Nannie Doss of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a friendly and happy neighbor, wife, and parent.On the inside lurked a cold-blooded murderess who nearly wiped out her entire family singlehandedly. Her first husband, George Frazer arrived home one day in 1920 and found the kids lying on the kitchen floor dead.
One afternoon, he took their oldest living child and struck off for parts unknown, leaving Nanny behind with their daughter, Florine.There is evidence that Doss was conceived illegitimately, as James and Lou married after 1905; census records also show that in 1905 she and her mother were living on their own. She was a poor student who never learned to read well; her education was erratic because her father forced his children to work on the family farm instead of attending school.When she was around seven years old, the family was taking a train to visit relatives in southern Alabama; when the train stopped suddenly, Nannie hit her head on the metal bar on the seat in front of her.A daughter of Dixie, born in 1905, Nanny Doss had been molested by a string of local men before she reached her middle teens.At age 16, she married Charles Braggs, bearing him four children in rapid succession.